Thursday Thoughts: Universal Changes

Those of us who write fiction most often live in our heads. We have worlds in the there, populated with place and people and critters and…well…lots of things. Quite often, we transpose our own experiences onto those of our characters. It’s the nature of the beast. And, as usual, the Universe has explained the process to me in pretty simple terms. And yes, when I sit down to write, I do this things–consciously or unconciously. I can do it for my characters. Trust me, there are times when I wish I could do it for myself. 🤔

Changing one’s life is easy, Silver, and there are lots of ways to go about it, though all exact some sort of price:

Pinpointing invisible, limiting, self-sabotaging beliefs — Extremely demanding on brain cells and much easier to do if you have a friend who channels the dead, but either way, it’ll keep you busy for the rest of your life.

Discovering what occurrences in the past have misprogrammed you — A therapist can help, though expensive if you don’t have insurance, but you can both pretend you’re a complex person and that if it wasn’t for your childhood, you’d have the perfect life.

Distinguishing between those who really love you and those who just wish to use you — Super tricky, and may destroy perfectly good relationships, but with a good a lawyer you can laugh all the way to the bank while accepting little or no responsibility for your own happiness.

These are just a few of the most popular and widely written-about methods. Of course, you could also just begin imagining and moving toward the life of your dreams, treating everyone with kindness, and assuming all is well — profoundly and radically effective for both short and long-term gains, but totally lacking in drama, requires solo efforts, and is much too easy for most people to take seriously.

Oh well,

The Universe

Silver, there are always exceptions, and exceptions to the exceptions, but all-in-all, life is easy, you are powerful, and thoughts unfailingly become things.

To a writer, thoughts do indeed become things–people, places, critters, etc. And there are exceptions to the way we think. That’s what makes us all unique–from the rest of the world and from each other. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’m not setting authors and writers up as being elite or anything. We’re just regular folks with over-active imaginations who can take an idea…a “what if?”…and turn it into something tangible whether it be book, short story, flash fiction, script, or just a story told around a campfire. What thoughts do you wish could become things?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Changes

  1. The Universe’s wisdom is long and deep this morning. And true. I’m a firm believer if you don’t like something, you better change it yourself. I mean, to the extent that you can. Change your mind, change your attitude, change your behavior. But I’m preaching to the choir here.

    What do you mean we’re not elite? LOL, we’re definitely unique. Which reminds me of a joke… How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it. (It’s funnier in person.)

  2. Silver, your word are golden! I’ve been inhabiting the space between imagination and illusions for a while now, I’m finding more and more that illusions have no substance which leaves me very grateful that I have my imagination to sustain me.

    • Silver James says:

      Welcome, Tanya. I’ve discovered there’s a very fine line between the myriad layers in each of our lives. I’ve always preferred living in my imagination and I’m so very fortunate to be able to help sustain my family by not only living “in my head,” but by describing the worlds created there so other’s can get lost in them for awhile. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you won’t be a stranger. 😊

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